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Old 01-10-2006, 08:52 AM
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Default Almost Done!

It took three days to get the brickwork done and then another day to add a full 6" of perlcrete. Wow, what a difference the insulation makes!

Looking up the vent.




Love that fire swirling around the dome!
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:04 AM
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Default First Pizza Night

I still need to stucco the outside of the dome and finish the rest of the bar, but the lure of pizza is too strong...



First in...


Voila!
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:27 PM
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Very nice. You will enjoy it for along time. You will also have more friends stopping by for a snack.

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Old 01-10-2006, 07:33 PM
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I often wonder if people like coming to our house for parties because they like us, or because they like our pizza. :-)
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:24 PM
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Wow, where has the time gone? Mostly to other projects... so many, so little time! Plus, I've discovered that it is mostly unbearable to make pizza or bread after April and before October. Sweaty pizza is so unappealing! So, where was I? Needing a proper counter...



So, more formwork was needed, and a bit of steel to keep it from cracking.



Styrofoam fills the space for the sink and faucet


Next, mix more concrete...
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:28 PM
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So, out comes the wheelbarrow and hi strength concrete. Lots of it. And it was HOT that day!

But, once the forms were off, the result was just what I wanted.







next, I used my DA sander and silicone carbide paper in ever finer grits (100-600) to polish out the top and then applied a suede brown acid stain.
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:33 PM
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After staining, a penetrating sealer was applied, and then a couple coats of bees wax. I have to say, the look is pretty nice, and other than regular waxing, pretty hardy...

Before wax:



After Waxing:

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Old 10-15-2007, 01:40 PM
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So were in the final stretch! Just need some plumbing, electrical, doors, paint, and landscaping... Funny how the small stuff takes the longest. The paint is a brown ragged over a white base. The doors are raw cedar.









Now, it's on to enjoying the work. It's finally in the 70s at night and this coming weekend looks like it has "PIZZA" written all over it! If you have any questions about the work, just shoot me a private message or use my email. I'll be happy to fill in any blanks! Happy pizza oven building and baking everyone!!!
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:12 PM
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Am I allowed to simply say "WOW"?
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:14 PM
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Thanks Ken. That's very kind...
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